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Archive Team

Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.

History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. Our projects have ranged in size from a single volunteer downloading the data to a small-but-critical site, to over 100 volunteers stepping forward to acquire terabytes of user-created data to save for future generations.

The main site for Archive Team is at archiveteam.org and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.

This collection contains the output of many Archive Team projects, both ongoing and completed. Thanks to the generous providing of disk space by the Internet Archive, multi-terabyte datasets can be made available, as well as in use by the Wayback Machine, providing a path back to lost websites and work.

Our collection has grown to the point of having sub-collections for the type of data we acquire. If you are seeking to browse the contents of these collections, the Wayback Machine is the best first stop. Otherwise, you are free to dig into the stacks to see what you may find.

The Archive Team Panic Downloads are full pulldowns of currently extant websites, meant to serve as emergency backups for needed sites that are in danger of closing, or which will be missed dearly if suddenly lost due to hard drive crashes or server failures.

223,447
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collections
141,497
web
68,707
movies
12,062
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405
audio
355
software
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archiveteam
68,259
videobot
47,235
live
47,226
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47,224
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20,345
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Archive Team
223,447
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Archive Team: VideoBot
59,625
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
25,641
Archive Team: The News Roundup
7,568
Archive Team: The Blip Blop
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european parliament
6,904
george mason university
6,787
colesnicov tv, film, medienproduktion kg
6,781
university of california
6,581
radio and television broadcasting committee of the democratic people's republic of korea
6,539
london and partners
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111,063
English
6,809
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6,803
German
6,582
Korean
6,542
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
collection
4,928
ITEMS
183.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 183.3M
ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites). To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel...
Topics: archiveteam, archivebot, webcrawl, robot, love
Archive Team: The News Roundup
collection
24,651
ITEMS
46.7M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
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eye 46.7M
Archive Team now searches many, many news sites, including extensive worldwide and obscure sources, to capture unique news stories for history.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
collection
143
ITEMS
26.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 26.4M
POMF is a sound effect and onomatopoeia describing the sound someone makes as they fall onto a bed or a similar surface. It is commonly described through the symbolia =3 and combined with the catchphrase “What are we gonna do on the bed?”. On the internet, the term has gained usage in both verbal and image variations and is often used as an exploitable.
archiveteam_wiki
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148
ITEMS
19.3M
VIEWS
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Description Forthcoming
Archive Team: The Xanga Conga
collection
454
ITEMS
9.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.8M
Xanga /ˈzæŋɡə/ is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by Xanga.com, Inc., based in New York City. In September of 2013 Xanga relaunched under the assumed name of Xanga 2.0. Xanga/Xanga 2.0 is no longer a free blogging webspace. Users will now have to pay an annual fee of $48.00. The intellectual property of many users has since been lost. Xanga only saved archives from users that posted in the last five years (2008-2013). On their...
Topics: Xanga, Doomed, Archive Team
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
collection
59,625
ITEMS
7.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 7.6M
The hardest part about our transient, shallow world wide web is the terrifying swiftness in which data disappears. To this end, Archive Team members have often bravely strapped on miner's helmets and flashlights, dove into the flaming wreckage of a dying site, and grabbed a copy for all of time. Some of these rescues, consisting of what we could grab, are being saved here. Please Note: Some of these items were not burning as brightly or recently as others - they might be merely considered...
Archive Team: The Wretch Wrench
collection
2,165
ITEMS
7.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 7.6M
Wretch (Chinese: 無名小站; pinyin: wúmíng xiǎo zhàn) is a Taiwanese community web site; in Chinese, its name means Nameless Little Site. It is the most well-known blog community in Taiwan with thousands of users registered. Wretch provides free photo album, and blog hosting services. Four languages, including English, are available. A more extensive VIP version is offered. It is the top visited site in Traditional Chinese languages and the second in Taiwan after Yahoo Taiwan according...
Archive Team: WEBSHOTS Freeze Frame
collection
2,437
ITEMS
3.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3.2M
A "Freeze Frame" of the WEBSHOTS Website, on the occasion of it announcing deletion.
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
collection
47
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.9M
January 3rd, 2013 Dear Punchfork Community, Today we are excited to share the news that Pinterest has acquired Punchfork! Since launching in January 2011, our mission at Punchfork has been to help home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with family and friends. It is a mission driven by a belief in the ability of web and mobile platforms to inspire our lives offline--at home, in our communities, and for Punchfork, wherever meals are shared. To cooking aficionados, Pinterest...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: VideoBot
collection
62,307
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
by Archive Team
collection
eye 1.4M
The ArchiveTeam Videobot is an automated collector of relevant and historic video items, making them playable and preserved on the Internet Archive.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 1.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 1.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 917,508
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 810,253
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
web
eye 779,635
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: Preposterous! The Posterous Grab
collection
447
ITEMS
765,440
VIEWS
collection
eye 765,440
Posterous will turn off on April 30 : Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale. On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30,...
Archiveteam: The Patch.Com Grab
collection
38
ITEMS
654,370
VIEWS
collection
eye 654,370
Patch reports on everything you need to know about your town, from local government to school news to what to do with your family this weekend. And your local Patch makes it easy for you and your neighbors to connect and post your news and events too. All of this, plus comprehensive listings of local restaurants and shops, home improvement services and businesses, events, and more – all in one place – in over 1,000 communities and counting.
Archive Team: The Formspring Final Answer
collection
1,479
ITEMS
641,099
VIEWS
collection
eye 641,099
Formspring was a question-and-answer-based social networking service for social conversations operated by Formspring.me, Inc. It was launched on 1 November 2009 by Ade Olonoh, the founder of online form builder Formstack. In May 2013, Spring.me acquired the assets of Formspring. The rebranded website was officially launched in beta in September 2013 and launched publicly in November 2013. Formspring was launched in Indianapolis in November 2009 by the founder of online form builder Formstack,...
Archive Team: Google Code Red
collection
753
ITEMS
610,515
VIEWS
collection
eye 610,515
When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 555,093
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
archiveteam_wiki
web
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favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 508,892
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: Gamefront Files
collection
2,070
ITEMS
465,844
VIEWS
collection
eye 465,844
Files and Assets from GameFront.
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 461,269
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 449,920
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 440,119
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
web
eye 430,180
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archiveteam_wiki
web
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archiveteam_wiki
web
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archiveteam_wiki
web
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ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 398,896
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 396,152
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 395,884
favorite 0
comment 0
The Archive Team FortuneCity Rescue
collection
55
ITEMS
395,468
VIEWS
collection
eye 395,468
From Wikipedia: FortuneCity was a webhosting service based in New York City. The service was founded in 1997 by Richard Jones and Dan Metcalfe, two British entrepreneurs. It had over one million users. It achieved some limited fame when it collaborated with Warner Brothers to create a community called AcmeCity, which allowed users to create a web site using WB characters, logos, etc. without infringing on copyright. When FortuneCity first came online, it offered a free web hosting account with...
archiveteam_wiki
web
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favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 394,230
favorite 1
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team
web
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This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat. Websites: nos.nl teletekst.nos.nl rtlnieuws.nl nu.nl telegraaf.nl metronieuws.nl spitsnieuws.nl volkskrant.nl nrc.nl trouw.nl parool.nl fd.nl refdag.nl
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 382,564
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 381,436
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 371,103
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 370,372
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team
web
eye 356,077
favorite 0
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This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat. Websites: nos.nl teletekst.nos.nl rtlnieuws.nl nu.nl telegraaf.nl metronieuws.nl spitsnieuws.nl volkskrant.nl nrc.nl trouw.nl parool.nl fd.nl refdag.nl
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 354,360
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: The Yuku Hulu
collection
58
ITEMS
352,420
VIEWS
collection
eye 352,420
Yuku Saves
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 346,256
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 346,135
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Dailybooth Freeze Frame
collection
204
ITEMS
332,315
VIEWS
collection
eye 332,315
DailyBooth was a photoblogging website designed for users to take a photo of themselves every day with a caption, in order to document and share their life with others, thus the slogan "your life in pictures." It was similar to social-networking websites such as Twitter in that you could follow other users and allow them to follow you in turn and get real-time updates on what other people are doing. The user base was geared towards teens. In August, 2009, the site was reported to have...
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 328,288
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 327,784
favorite 1
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: My Little Punchfork
web
eye 325,810
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 323,121
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: My Opera: The Fat Lady Sings
collection
158
ITEMS
322,476
VIEWS
collection
eye 322,476
When My Opera was launched as a support forum in 2001, it quickly became an important place for us to meet with you. We had so much great interaction with you that we wanted to do more with our forums and our community. In 2006, we had a silly but fun idea. "What if we put our forums on steroids? Let's build a site where you can blog, share photos and add each other as friends." At that time, there were no good services for what we wanted. We decided to build it ourselves. We saw My...
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 314,062
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 310,226
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 306,784
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 306,637
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 304,927
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
web
eye 303,616
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 303,397
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
archiveteam_wiki
web
eye 302,653
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Archive Team
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Topic: archivebot
Archive Team
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This item contains regular captures of Dutch news websites in screenshot and WARC format. Dit item bevat de homepages van Nederlandse nieuwswebsites als screenshot en in WARC-formaat. Websites: nos.nl teletekst.nos.nl rtlnieuws.nl nu.nl telegraaf.nl metronieuws.nl spitsnieuws.nl volkskrant.nl nrc.nl trouw.nl parool.nl fd.nl refdag.nl
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 298,457
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 297,555
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
web
eye 297,311
favorite 0
comment 0
Archive Team: Random Fandom
collection
82
ITEMS
296,214
VIEWS
collection
eye 296,214
This is a collection of websites related to fandom communities, journals, websites, and message boards.
Topics: website, fandom, fanfic, fans, message boards
The Archive Team Just In Time Grabs
web
eye 296,020
favorite 1
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 293,436
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 293,154
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Pomf Pillow Fight
web
eye 292,743
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 292,464
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The News Roundup
web
eye 289,867
favorite 0
comment 0
A collection of news articles grabbed from a wide variety of sources around the world automatically by Archive Team scripts.
ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler
by Archive Team
web
eye 288,037
favorite 0
comment 0
ArchiveBot is an Archive Team service to quickly grab smaller at-risk or critical sites to bring copies into the Internet Archive Wayback machine.
Archive Team: The Silenced Yahoo! Voices
collection
30
ITEMS
287,922
VIEWS
collection
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Yahoo! Voices, formerly Associated Content (AC), is a division of Yahoo that focuses on online publishing. Yahoo! Voices distributes a large variety of writing through its website and content partners, including Yahoo! News. In early December, 2011, its owners Yahoo announced a major shakeup involving the introduction of a new service, Yahoo! Voices, which would replace the Associated Content site and take on the bulk of its content, while some 75,000 items would be retired under the new site's...